Capstone

Gain Applicable Experience with Chemical Engineering Capstone

Employers characterize Michigan Tech students as being ready “to hit the ground running.” Be prepared to put your best foot forward with the skills developed through the Department of Chemical Engineering capstone program. Before graduating, students are required to take CM 4855 Process Analysis & Design I along with CM 4860 Process Analysis & Design II or an Enterprise/externally sponsored project equivalent. No matter which you pick, these Senior Design and Enterprise will deliver real-world problem solving while working in a team setting.

CM 4855 - CM Process Analysis & Design I

Capstone technical and economic evaluations of processes and unit operations. Application of cost estimation, energy efficiency, and economic evaluation techniques. Teams analyze an existing facility, identify improvement opportunities, demonstrate the economic consequences, and recommend a course of action.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3120 and CM 3215 and CM 3230 and CM 3510 and CH 2410

CM 4860 - CM Process Analysis & Design 2

Process and project design principles applied to realistic problems, including project evaluation and management. Problems include safety, environmental, and operability constraints. Emphasizes the profit motive in industry and the role of the chemical engineer.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 4855